The Pope canonized ten priests and nuns. Among them are Italians, a Frenchman, a Dutchman and an Indian.
The Vatican announces the canonization on May 15. The list of saints was replenished with four nuns – Maria Dominica Mantovani, Maria Francisca of Jesus, Marie Rivier, Maria Jesus of Santocanale.
Now Saint Charles de Foucauld preached in the Sahara, lived for a long time with the Tuareg. Titus Brandsma was a priest and Ph.D. He condemned Nazism, ended up in the Dachau concentration camp, where he was killed by a lethal injection. Considered the patron saint of journalists. Giustino Maria Russolillo is the founder of two religious congregations. Luigi Maria Palazzolo built an orphanage, worked with the poor and outcasts all his life. César de Bous also helped the poor and founded a congregation for Christian teaching. He became a saint more than 400 years after his death. The Hindu Devasahyaam Pillai or Blessed Lazarus was a Brahmin, but then he was converted to Catholicism. He opposed caste and insisted on equality. He was arrested and killed.
“To love means to serve and give one’s life, not to put personal interests first; purify oneself from the poisons of greed and rivalry; fight the cancer of indifference and the tumor of egocentrism; to share gifts and charisms given by God. Specifically, one should ask the question: ‘What am I doing for others?’ and engage in daily activities in the spirit of service, with love and without noise, without pretense of anything, ”the Pope said during a sermon in St. Peter’s Square in front of a crowd of 5,000 pilgrims.